My daughter likes to eat cereal in the morning before school, while watching Spongebob Squarepants. When it's over, Dora The Explorer comes on and she shuts off the television. Well, this morning, she started talking about how Dora's a bad influence on little kids.
H u h ?
Nina starts off by saying, "What kind of message is she sending to little kids when she wanders off into the woods with a monkey and her backpack? She talks to weird men under bridges, talks to a piece of PAPER (map) and takes advice from her monkey friend. She's a terrible role model, Mom!"
Who thinks like that? Oh, r i g h t, hormonal 12 year olds who are in middle school and are figuring out where they fit into this world? Ah yes, perhaps.
I guess no matter what educational, non-violent children's show is on the air, someone's going to pick it apart - but who thought my 12 year old would do it?
(She watched Dora for 2 years when she was 3 years old)